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RABI -UL-AWWAL 1436 A.H.
The Month of Rabi-ul-Awwal
Rabi-ul-Awwal is the third (3rd.) month of the Islamic calendar. The meaning of the word "Rabi-ul-Awwal" is "the first month
Events of the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal.
1) The Holy Prophet Muhammad (uwbp) migrated from Makkah to Madinah Munawwarah.
2) Battle of Buwaat took place in the year 2 A.H.
3) Battle of Saf'vaan took place in the year 2 A.H.
4) Abu Bakr's (R.A.) daughter Asma (R.A.) was born 6 years before Prophecy.
5) Ruqayyah (R.A.) the daughter of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (uwbp) was born 7 years before prophecy.
6) Abu Bakr (R.A.) was appointed Caliph of Islam.
Auspicious Occasion in the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal:
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (uwbp) was born in this moth as a mercy for all and departed from this world 63 years later.
Matrimonies in Rabi-ul-Awwal:
Hadhrat Umme Kuithum was married in this month to the third Caliph Uthman (R.A.) in 3 A.H.
Deaths in Rabi-ul-Awwal.
*Mother of the believers, wife of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (uwbp).
*Zainab (R.A.) passed away in the year 4 A.H.
*Ibrahim (R.A.) the son of Maaria Qibtiya & The Holy Prophet (uwbp) passed away in the
year 10 A.H.
New Moon for the Month of Rabi-ul-Awwal - 1436 A.H.
The Anjuman Sunnat-ul-Jamaat Association (ASJA) wishes to confirm that the month of Safar 1436 A.H.
completed its 30th day on December 23rd. As a consequence the first day of the new month of Rabi-ul-Awwal1436 A.H. cor-
responds to Wednesday, December 24th.2014 in the English calendar.
Imam Raffaic Mohamed
Chairman, Moon Sighting Committee
NEW YORK---The NFL s troubles
with domestic violence were select-
ed the sports story of the year yes-
terday in an annual vote conducted
by The Associated Press.
Ninety-four ballots were submitted
from US editors and news directors.
Voters were asked to rank the top 10
sports stories of the year, with the
first-place story receiving 10 points,
the second-place story nine points
and so on.
NFL domestic violence received
659 points and 29 first-place votes.
The No 2 sports story, Clippers
owner Donald Sterling forced out by
the NBA after his racist statements,
had 518 points.
Here are 2014's top 10 stories:
1. NFL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Baltimore Ravens star running back
Ray Rice knocked his now-wife
unconscious in an Atlantic City casino
elevator February 15, but it wasn't
until July 24 that domestic violence
cases spiraled into a crisis roiling the
NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell
suspended Rice for just two games,
which drew widespread derision.
More than a month passed before
Goodell admitted he "didn't get it
right" and announced harsher sanc-
tions for future domestic violence
But the NFL's problems were only
beginning. On September 8, TMZ
Sports released video from inside the
elevator that showed Rice punching
his then-fiancee; the Ravens respond-
ed by releasing him and Goodell sus-
pended him indefinitely. And on Sep-
tember 12, one of the league's biggest
stars, Minnesota Vikings running
back Adrian Peterson, was indicted
on felony child abuse charges for
using a wooden switch to discipline
his 4-year-old son. The Vikings ini-
tially planned to play him just over
a week later, reversing course only
after the ensuing uproar.
The year ends with Rice reinstated
by an arbitrator but without a team
and Peterson suspended and suing
Chastened by those and other
cases, the league is pushing a new
personal conduct policy, but the play-
ers' union is balking at Goodell's role
in the disciplinary process.
2. CLIPPERS' STERLING BANNED-
Donald Sterling had withstood accu-
sations of racism throughout his more
than three decades as owner of the
Los Angeles Clippers. But when audio
surfaced April 25 of Sterling spewing
racist remarks, he was banned for life
by new NBA Commissioner Adam
Silver just four days later and forced
to sell the team.
3. LEBRON GOES HOME
This time, LeBron James decided
to return home. Four years after
spurning Cleveland to sign with the
Miami Heat, the Northeast Ohio
native and four-time NBA MVP
announced July 11 that he was rejoin-
ing the Cavaliers to try to end the
city's half-century title drought.
4. FIRSTS FOR GAY ATHLETES
Jason Collins became the first openly
gay man to play in the big four North
American pro sports leagues when
he made his debut with the Brooklyn
Nets on February 23. The veteran
center had come out 10 months ear-
lier, a trailblazing moment that helped
inspire other athletes and sports offi-
cials to follow his lead in 2014. That
included Missouri All-American
Michael Sam, who went on to be
drafted into the NFL, though he has
yet to play in a game.
5. GIANTS WIN WORLD SERIES
Madison Bumgarner pitched seven
dominant innings to win Game 1 of
the World Series. Then the San Fran-
cisco ace topped himself with a
shutout in Game 5. He outdid himself
yet again with five scoreless innings
of relief in Game 7 to clinch the
Giants' third championship in five
6. COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
Ohio State lost to Virginia Tech on
September 6. Oregon was upset by
Arizona on October 2, and Alabama
fell to Ole Miss two days later. The
rest of those teams' regular-season
games still mattered because of the
new College Football Playoff, which
made more and more matchups
meaningful deep into the fall.
7. TONY STEWART
One of NASCAR's biggest stars,
Tony Stewart, was taking part in a
small sprint car race in upstate New
York on August 9 when he struck
and killed 20-year-old driver Kevin
Ward Jr. A grand jury decided not to
bring criminal charges against Stew-
art, who skipped three NASCAR races
as he grieved.
8. WORLD CUP
Brazil's World Cup was a big cel-
ebration until those German goals
started piling up. The expected mas-
sive protests didn't materialize, and
the construction delays caused few
headaches. The major disappointment
came on the field when the hosts,
without injured star Neymar, were
thrashed 7-1 in the semifinals by
eventual champion Germany.
9. SEAHAWKS WIN SUPER BOWL
Richard Sherman's Seattle defence
was way too much for Peyton Man-
ning's Denver offence. The Seahawks
flustered and flattened the Broncos
with a 43-8 victory in the Super Bowl,
when the weather cooperated out-
doors in New Jersey.
10. SOCHI OLYMPICS
The Sochi Olympics opened amid
fears of terrorist attacks and denun-
ciations of Russia's so-called "gay
propaganda" law. The games went
on peacefully, with the hosts winning
33 medals---though not in hockey.
But by the closing ceremony, darkness
lurked nearby in the world in violence
NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year
In this November 5, 2014, file photo, Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay
Palmer for an appeal hearing in New York, regarding his then-indefinite
suspension from the NFL. The NFL's troubles with domestic violence were
selected the sports story of the year yesterday in an annual vote
conducted by The Associated Press. AP PHOTO
LONDON---Quotes from voters in this
week's AP Global 10:
• Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy
"22 wins in a row and world
champions: Real Madrid deserves the
top spot. Carlo Ancelotti is the driver
of a team which has won four titles
• James Porteous, South China
"There was the usual weekly
walkover for Barcelona and an
usual win for Bayern, while Marseille
continue strong in Ligue 1."
• Paolo Condo, Gazzetta dello Sport,
"In the final weekend for football
(except for the lucky British), Real
confirmed its status of best club in
• Tom Timmermann, St Louis Post-
Dispatch, United States
"Real winning the FIFA club
championship is some validation of
them being the best club, but they've
been No. 1 on my ballot long enough
that I didn't need the reminder. They
just keep winning."
• Marco Monteverde, News Corp.
"The Frenchman Antoine Griezmann
showed how crucial he is to Atletico
Madrid's title hopes with a vital
second-half hat trick that ripped the
heart out of Athletic Bilbao."
• Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina
"Marcelo Bielsa has led the
revolution, and he has taken
Marseille above billionaire PSG."
• Julian Bennetts, Hayters news
"What a hat trick for Griezmann at
Bilbao, and how he enjoyed it. The
Frenchman has taken his time to
impose himself following his summer
move from Real Sociedad, but this
was a superb performance from a
• Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia,
"Real ended the year in the best way.
They won 2-0 in the final of the Club
World Cup in Morocco, beating San
Lorenzo from Argentina."
• Mike McGrath, The Sun, England
"Griezmann's hat trick, away from
home, was the eye-catching
individual performance. But
Manchester City deserves
recognition for continuing their run of
victories despite an injury list that
deprives them of any out-and-out
Quotes from AP Global 10 voters
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